National Geographic : 1961 Mar
KODACHROMESBY THOMAS NEBBIA (ABOVE) AND W. E . GARRETTV N.G .S. Cuba's southeast tip Caribbean Sandbagged outpost under scores the U. S. Navy's deter mination to hold Guantanamo in the face of threats by Cuban Prime Minister Fidel Castro. Agreements signed in 1903 and 1934 grant the United States the right to use the bay as a naval base. Dug in on a hill overlooking the eastern boundary of the base, a Marine sentry scans the Cuban countryside. Telephone links him with headquarters.